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Elvis Costello United Kingdom 

See also: The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello And The Brodsky Quartet, Elvis Costello And The Imposters.

The best album by Elvis Costello is This Year's Model which is ranked number 251 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,617.

Elvis Costello is ranked number 99 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 27,077.

Members who like this artist also like: R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen and Talking Heads.

Elvis Costello official website: http://www.elviscostello.com

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Elvis Costello best albums

The following albums by Elvis Costello are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,617
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  81/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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2.

My Aim Is TrueUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1977Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1977:13Rank Score:6,964
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  81/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Armed ForcesUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1979Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1979:13Rank Score:2,913
Rank in 1970s162Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  79/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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4.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,442
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  76/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.

Imperial BedroomUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1982Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1982:14Rank Score:2,005
Rank in 1980s153Overall Rank:967
Average Rating:  78/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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6.

King Of AmericaUnited Kingdom The Costello Show Featuring The Attractions And Confederates
Year of Release:1986Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1986:29Rank Score:825
Rank in 1980s334Overall Rank:2,027
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Blood & ChocolateUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1986Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1986:39Rank Score:626
Rank in 1980s409Overall Rank:2,527
Average Rating:  75/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

TrustUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1981Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1981:56Rank Score:510
Rank in 1980s490Overall Rank:2,970
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Punch The ClockUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1983Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1983:61Rank Score:355
Rank in 1980s641Overall Rank:3,960
Average Rating:  71/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

SpikeUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1989Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1989:63Rank Score:339
Rank in 1980s660Overall Rank:4,099
Average Rating:  74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 99

This may not be a complete discography for Elvis Costello. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Elvis Costello best tracks

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1.Pump It Up
(from the album This Year's Model)
 88/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Oliver's Army
(from the album Armed Forces)
 88/100 (64 votes)
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3.Alison
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 87/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Accidents Will Happen
(from the album Armed Forces)
 86/100 (64 votes)
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5.(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
(from the album This Year's Model)
 86/100 (94 votes)
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6.Alison
(from the album The Very Best of Elvis Costello)
 85/100 (15 votes)
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7.(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 85/100 (84 votes)
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8.Watching The Detectives
(from the album The Best Of Elvis Costello And The Attractions)
 85/100 (14 votes)
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9.Man Out Of Time
(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
 85/100 (40 votes)
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10.Beyond Belief
(from the album Imperial Bedroom)
 84/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.This Year's Girl
(from the album This Year's Model)
 84/100 (73 votes)
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12.No Action
(from the album This Year's Model)
 84/100 (82 votes)
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13.Shipbuilding
(from the album Punch The Clock)
 84/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.New Amsterdam
(from the album Get Happy!!)
 84/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Less Than Zero
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 84/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.The Beat
(from the album This Year's Model)
 84/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Welcome To The Working Week
(from the album My Aim Is True)
 84/100 (76 votes)
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18.I Want You
(from the album Blood & Chocolate)
 83/100 (25 votes)
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19.Green Shirt
(from the album Armed Forces)
 83/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Little Triggers
(from the album This Year's Model)
 83/100 (71 votes)
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Elvis Costello ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 90 votes)
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From buzzdainer 02/16/2016 03:30
A fine songwriter and performer, with many solid tracks over a period of years.
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Rating:  
90/100
From Kuzh69 10/16/2014 00:04
An unbelievable body of work ( masterpieces ) !!
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Rating:  
90/100
From Ottokar 07/30/2014 10:20
I loved the first two or three albums when they came out. He lost me as a fan after that but had a great comeback more than ten years later with Spike / Mighty Like A Rose / Brutal Youth - those are still my favourite E.C. albums.
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From kramerfan86 05/21/2013 04:10
For reasons beyond me I just recently got into Elvis's work. The front end of his career is ridiculously consistent on quality. Have not dredged into the second half of his career yet but I imagine there is some decent stuff there to be had.
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From Johnnyo 12/01/2012 14:15
Great song writer. Very under-rated. Not just on BEA but most everywhere. Give him a chance. You won't regret it!
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80/100
From junodog4 07/26/2012 15:26
I put Elvis Costello on par with the Talking Heads. Both are creative geniuses. Both reigned in the late 70s and early 80s. Both produces an avalanche of quality work. Both are difficult to rank one album over another. Elvis Costello's first half-dozen albums are pop-music masterpieces.
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95/100
From daftpunter 11/21/2011 04:28
I don't know which E.C. to rate. If you go by a body of work the score diminishes. If you look at his first decade he's easily in the league of greatest. Since? no. So I'll qualify it based on his best, his earliest work. Elvis is King.
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From martintho 11/08/2011 11:14
sadly overlooked! one day...
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Rating:  
100/100
From btener11 08/05/2011 02:37
One of the 2 or 3 best songwriters and lyricists of all time.
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Rating:  
90/100
From Captain_Dude 08/01/2011 05:33
This is the man that, when he worked with Paul McCartney, came the closest to working with John Lennon (according to Paul).
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